Debbie was a victim of sexual assault by an unknown man at her place of work.
Debbie was original unaware that she was in fact a victim of sexual assault after being attacked by an unknown man whilst at work. She was encouraged to report her attack to the police who were able to take the case to court. During the case Debbie received support from Victim Support who helped Debbie cope with what had happened to her. Debbie was offered emotional support, she encouraged to realise and understand that she was a victim of sexual assault and was offered ongoing support to help her move forward following the incident. She also received practical support as she was also provided including a personal alarm and a wall panic alarm. These security items enabled Debbie to feel safer while she was working.
As Debbie’s case went to trail Victim Support completed advocacy with the Witness Care Unit this meant Victim Support were able to find out trial information for Debbie and also completed advocacy with court with regards to Debbie not receiving the compensation payment the offender was ordered to pay.
If you have been affected by sexual assault you can find out more about how to get support on our I have been affected by page.